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Bowl for Kids’ Sake off to a good start

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – Bowlers on the first day of Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake event Feb. 24 raised more than $15,000 in pledges, 50/50 raffles and donations.

Funds raised allow Big Brothers Big Sisters to make more mentoring matches and provide ongoing assistance for mentors, mentees and families. Each match costs the agency between $750 to $1,000 annually, so this event will support about 20 percent of the almost 600 matches in McHenry County, according to a news release from the agency.

More bowling will take place over the next two weeks. Many dates and time slots are available.

Community and open bowling slots are available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday; from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday; from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday; from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; and from 7 to 9 p.m. March 7.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2013 is held at Crystal Bowl, 4504 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Owners Cheryl and Jack Meyer have been longtime supporters of the community and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

There is a minimum pledge of $75. All bowlers receive two hours of bowling, bowling shoes for the two hours, pizza, beverages, a T-shirt and eligibility for prizes and giveaways.

Bowlers who raise $150 will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt. Those who raise $1,000 or more will become a member of the $K and receive a personalize Big Brothers Big Sisters bowling shirt and an invitation to a VIP reception.

Register at www.bbbsmchenry.org/bowl or call 815-385-3855.

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